New Re:Work Radio Episode on Black Women in STEM and Emergency Services

UCLA Labor Center
1 min readMar 3, 2020

What happens when you go to work and no one else in the room looks like you? Being the “only one” often means more scrutiny, less support, having to work harder, or to justify why you’re even there.

As we transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month, we invite you to listen to this episode of Re:Work Radio where Zayana Ross-Torrence shares her experience as a Black woman studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and then working in emergency services — an industry dominated by White men.

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